Dig Sebastian Fiumara’s Groovy Version of GOLDEN AGE BATMAN

A resplendent variant cover for the upcoming The Bat-Man: First Knight #2…

We’re only three weeks into January but as far as 2024 comics that intrigue me the most go, I gotta put Dan Jurgens and Mike Perkins’ The Bat-Man: First Knight right at the top.

The DC Black Label series, which premieres in March, gives us a modern take on Batman’s first year. I’m not talking Year One. I’m talking 1939.

Anyway, April’s Issue #2 was solicited this week and DC unveiled two of the three covers that are coming — Perkins’ excellent main cover and a particularly groovy variant by Sebastian Fiumara.

Dig this:

That cowl looks like it was taken straight from the serials.

Now check out Perkins’ cover, which borrows from the much-homaged Detective Comics #31:

Hey, and let’s not forget there’s a story attached to all of this. Here’s the solicitation:


Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by MIKE PERKINS
Pulp novel variant cover by MARC ASPINALL
Variant cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

$6.99 US | 48 pages | 2 of 3 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″ (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 4/2/24

Monster men continue to terrorize Gotham City, but with the body count rising, the GCPD is no closer to solving the mystery behind these seemingly undead assailants, and the Bat-Man and Gordon are the only ones willing to brave the criminal underworld to crack the case. It’s after a near-death brawl saving the mayor from the monster men that the Bat-Man must face a stark reality…are his fists and willpower enough to save Gotham?


— This Is The GOLDEN AGE BATMAN Cowl You’ve Been Waiting For. Click here.

— DAN JURGENS Takes THE BAT-MAN Back to 1939 In New Prestige Format Miniseries. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Love it. Might be the first modern comic I look forward to it coming out. My only issue is I think Gordon should smoke a pipe and not a cigarette. I’m okay with him being lean. Certainly not a desk commissioner. The Bat-Man looks good!

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  2. Looks cool. May have to pick this one up.
    Wouldn’t it be great if they made a new Batman movie from this time period?

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